Sunday, 19 June 2016

Coriander Peas Rice ~Microwave Method


I love rice dishes and I am always looking for different ways to flavour my rice. One of my recent favorite recipes is this coriander peas rice. The recipe requires very few ingredients, but believe me the aroma of fresh coriander is so pungent that, it is all that is required to make this rice flavoursome and delectable.

I prepare this rice usually on a weeknight when I am in a hurry to get a meal on the table after work. For these occasions I tend to use my microwave for cooking to speed up the cooking process and also having the convenience of being able to cook something else whilst one dish is cooking in the microwave. 

Microwaves have come along a long way, my microwave oven is a combination one that cooks, grills and bakes but the newer Microwaves in the UK by Panasonic offer the turbo steam technology that preserves the delicious flavour, vitamins and nutrients of food. This is on my wish list when my microwave needs replacing.

To make this rice dish in less than 20 minutes you can use a microwave , it can also be cooked on the stove top although the cooking time may differ.  This microwave method is a foolproof way to make rice for those people who struggle to get delicious fluffy rice.

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Coriander Peas Rice
Aromatic coriander flavoured rice cooked with sweet tender peas.
Ingredients:
  • 80g Frozen peas
  • 1 Medium new potato cut into half and then thin slices
  • 180g Laila Basmati Rice
  • 400 ml Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 10 Coriander stalks
  • 2 Green chilli finely chopped (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
Method:
1. Wash the coriander and chop it roughly and add it to a pestle and mortar, add the green chilli and lemon juice and grind the coriander to a fine paste.(If you are feeling lazy you can do this in a blender)

2.Wash the rice and drain it. Add it to a large microwaveable bowl with a lid.Stir in the oil to coat the rice grains.3.Add the peas and potato slices, salt and two tablespoons of the coriander paste ( you can store any surplus in a jar in the fridge for later use) 4. Add 400 ml of water and stir all the ingredients. 5.Cover the bowl with the lid and place it in a microwave on high power for about 15 minutes to 18 minutes until all the water is absorbed and rice is cooked.6. Remove the bowl from the microwave and let the rice rest for 5 minutes after which open the lid and fluff up the rice with a fork.Transfer the rice to a serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander. You can serve the rice with any curry of your choice.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Serves 2



This post is in collaboration with Panasonic.

59 comments:

  1. Great post and thanks for sharing I often wonder how to cook rice in the microwave x

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  2. Now anything with Coriander in it gets my vote, I am obsessed with it and this looks so good x

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  3. That looks lovely I will definitely try it. I agree that the smell of coriander is amazing, I use it a lot already.

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  4. Love this. Sounds super tasty and do quick!

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  5. this looks delicious, i really need to try some new reciepes i always play it safe in the kitchen.

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  6. Such a delicious rice dish! Love how easily it can be put together. Definitely perfect for a weeknight meal.

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  7. Would love to try cooking food in the new Panasonic and with turbo steam technology, recipe sounds easy and your photos are fab as always!

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  8. I love the simplicity of this -- and the fragrant, delicious flavors are beautiful!

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  9. I love the idea of doing some flavoured rice in the microwave. My hob has no simmer function so I'm always turning it off during cooking.

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  10. Always nice and useful to use seasonal herbs in cooking :)

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  11. What a fantastic idea to flavor your rice this way! I love this! I'm totally going to make this! Thanks for the post!

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  12. I had no idea you could cook rice in the microwave! Brilliant tips Nayna, and your photos are beautiful!

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  13. I don't cook rice very often, I usually think about it "too late" to be done in time for dinner. But this version would be perfect! Sounds flavorful, too.

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  14. Truth be told, I often avoid making rice because it's so bland...I need more recipes like this!

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  15. Looks fab and I must give rice cooking in the microwave a go. I am usually rubbish at cooking rice!

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  16. I would never have thought of cooking this in the microwave! I'm so intrigued.

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  17. This looks delicious and I don't even like rice!!

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  18. We always add some coriander to our rice. A little bit just adds so much flavour.

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  19. This sounds like such a nice way to spice up the taste of normal rice x

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  20. Ohh this sounds delicious what a nice way to change the taste of rice a little bit :) x

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  21. I'd never thought to cook rice in the microwave like this but it's a great idea and the flavours sound wonderful!

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  22. Oohh this sounds like something we'd really enjoy in this house! I have a ricer so always go for the microwave :)

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  23. what a lovely recipe, nice and easy to make too!!!

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  24. That looks really tasty and sounds delicious too

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  25. I love rice too but sometimes it can get a bit monotonous so I love the sound of coriander and peas rice combo!

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  26. This looks delicious, I never do anything interesting with our rice, so I should!

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  27. I love coriander flavour .. such a yummy one pot meal.

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  28. Ooh this looks and sounds delicious, I wouldn't have thought of this flavour either x

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  29. Totally love the convenience of making this in a microwave!

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  30. Wow, this sounds so quick and easy to do. I have never tried cooking rice in the microwave before. I have to try it.

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  31. I think I'd like this a lot. Those flavors sound good and it probably pairs well with some of my recipes.

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  32. This sounds like a great way to add flavour to rice. I'll have to try it to prepare lunches the night before x

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  33. I do love rice as my day is not complete without it. Great to find your recipe that gives new flavour with the 'plain' rice. I must try this!

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  34. this sounds like a great combo. ill have to try this one day

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  35. Never thought to cook something like this in a microwave!

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  36. I seem to be totally addicted to rice at the moment, I don't seem to be able to get enough. This recipe sounds totally delicious and I will be giving it a go soon!!

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  37. This looks delicious, always get stuck for different ways to cook and serve peas

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  38. I have a microwave rice cooker just waiting for the ideal opportunity to be used. I love flavoured rice but seldom think to use coriander.

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  39. I love that this can be popped in the microwave to cook! xxx

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  40. Im loving the fact that it uses a lot of ingredients such as frozen peas that you'd already likely have in the house anyways. That doubled with the fact its a quick microwave method makes it the perfect excuse to rustle up a tasty Indian treat!

    Northern Crumble

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  41. Turbo steam technology sounds fantastic. It would be perfect for baking as well as for your delicious recipe. GG

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  42. I'm not a huge coriander fan but this does look lovely x

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  43. I've never had much success trying to cook rice in the microwave, but I know the steam microwave that went to 'the-Hedonist' is doing a good job of all sorts of things.

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  44. I often don't make rice because of the disappointment of hard, gross grains - I shall definitely be giving this a go!

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  45. What a great idea for cooking rice , looks really yummy

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  46. I would never have thought to put potato in a rice dish, but this looks gorgeous. I'll definitely try it.

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  47. This looks really tasty, I would serve this with a curry. Looks quick to cook too.

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  48. Anything with the word microwave attached is music to my (terrible cook) ears, like Mellissa, I think this would be great with a prawn curry.

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  49. I love to find new ideas for a quick, easy tea :-D

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  50. i honestly never would have thought of cooking rice in the microwave. I will give this a go and report back. x

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  51. This sounds lush will be definitely be trying this out x

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  52. I love love love coriander! perfect with rice and this looks a great easy recipe thank you

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  53. Interesting... as much as I love rice, I never ever cooked it in the microwave. Definitely worth a try and this is a lovely recipe to start with. Just one question, is it really necessary to wash the rice? I never do this and my rice (boiled not microwaved) always comes out well.

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  54. Coriander is my favourite herb but I would never have paired it with peas and rice. This is definitely one to try :-)

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  55. I love corriander with anything so going try this rice too but on a stove too.

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  56. Always looking for new ways to use the microwave and this looks interesting

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  57. This looks lovely and so simple to do.

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  58. Such a simple recipe and looks great ... I'll certainly be having a bash at it (probably won't look half as good tho :D )

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